A Moody Yet Glamorous Sepia-Toned Wedding in Venice
Glamour and drama don’t always have to mean big and over the top affairs. For these newlyweds, their destination wedding was an intimate one with just close friends and family, set in the richly beautiful city of Venice, Italy. Steeped in history, Venice was already so romantic and exquisite that the couple opted for just minimal décor, including some flowers, textures and colour, and guests even wore jewel tones to match the chic sepia tones of the city. Thank you for these jaw dropping shots, Axioo!
Charina: “The most memorable moment for me was when I walked down the aisle with my mum moments before she gave me away. ‘Hallelujah’ by Jeff Buckley was playing, and I distinctly remember looking left and right, and seeing only people closest to my heart who had literally flown a thousand miles from Indonesia to Venice just to witness this moment. I felt so loved, everything was perfect for a moment.
“As soon as we decided on a date and knew it would be summer, we looked for a city in Italy as Italy is one of the most beautiful and romantic summer destinations we’ve ever been to. Venice, with its dramatic canals and romantic alleys, seemed right for our intimate party. Everyone had the whole Venice experience – from taking the water taxis everywhere to exploring all the rich historical spaces. We knew we wanted somewhere overlooking the Venice canals during sunset, and Belmond Hotel Cipriani was the perfect choice for our cocktail and dinner reception. The setting was ideal for an intimate garden wedding, and it overlooked the water as the sun set over the city.
“Our wedding favours for each guest was a personalised monogrammed Louis Vuitton luggage tag with their initials engraved. It embraced the concept of travel as they had all travelled all the way from Indonesia to Venice for our wedding.”
Tips from the bride: “Do plenty of research and know what you want so you’re not overwhelmed by the many beautiful choices, and you can be more specific when explaining the ideas to your wedding planner. Listen to yourself more than to anyone else (this includes your parents) as at the end of the day, it’s your wedding and you’ll enjoy it more when you love everything in it!”
Photography by Andreas Permadi of Axioo / Videography by Evergreen Film / Wedding Planning by Angel Lion Weddings & Events / Ceremony Venue San Giovanni Evangelista Church, Venice / Reception Venue Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice / Number of Guests 25 / Bridal Gown by Sapto Djojokartiko / Bride’s Shoes by Manolo Blahnik / Hair and Makeup by Ely Agustina / Wedding Jewellery by Tiffany & Co / Wedding Bands by Cartier / Groom’s Attire by Dylan & Son / Groomsmen’s Attire by Agus Lim / Wedding Cake by Belmond Hotel Cipriani / Wedding Favours by Louis Vuitton / Wedding Invitation Design by Michael Chrisyanto of SOSJ Bureau / Wedding Invitation Calligraphy by Truffy Pi; Pi Calligraphy